Delaun T. Messick, age 58, died at his home in Kemmerer, on March 12. Delaun was born on December 9, 1959, In Idaho Falls, Idaho, the son of Ray Eugene and Diantha (Cox) Messick.
He graduated from high school in 1978, and during his senior year he wrestled and won the state championship in his weight.
Delaun married Polly Ann Black on September 8, 1984, in the Idaho Falls LDS Temple. He enjoyed reading and watching television. He also enjoyed shooting, and loved participating in the Boy Scouts of America program. He served a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Rome, Italy, and during that time, he contracted Acute Lymphatic Leukeima. He battled the disease with a determined soul.
He is survived by his spouse, Polly Messick, of Kemmerer; sons, Alexander (Alyson) Messick, of Escondido, Calif.; Parker Messick, of Kemmerer; and Seth Messick, also of Kemmerer; and daughter, Chloe Messick of Kemmerer.
Delaun is also survied by his siblings: brothers Noal Messick of Shelley, Idaho; Owen Messick, of Shanghai, China, and sister Juleen (Dean) Durrant, of Orem, Utah.
Delaun is preceded in death by his parents and brothers Cleston Messick and Veldon Messick.
Visitation will be held on Thursday, March 15, from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. at Ball Family Chapel in Kemmerer. Funeral services will be conducted on Friday, March 16, at 11:00 a.m., at the Kemmerer LDS Stake Center, with Bishop Destry Dearden officiating. Graveside services and interment will be held on Saturday, March 17, at 11:00 a.m. at the Hillcrest Cemetery in Shelley, Idaho.